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with “penny changes” at the AGS parking lot, ateneo ignores parents sentiments

here is one comment from an ateneo mom posted in this blog:

with “penny changes” at the ateneo parking lot, i think that amounts to ateneo ignoring the overwhelming sentiments of AGS parents. not only that, it seems the school trivialized the horrific accident that killed amiel alcantara in their parking lot.

i have re-read the comments of parents in this blog – specially those on their suggestions on how to improve safety in school. it is clear to see in those suggestions that the parents expect the school to implement what one parent calls “radical and significant changes and improvements” in the school’s traffic scheme.

with the pictures shown in this blog, it seems like no change to very minimal changes are being done at the parking lot, definitely something you cannot call “radical and significant”. that can only mean the school has ignored the sentiments of the parents.

i have talked to many other parents and even ateneo alumni like myself and all of them have said one of their top two concerns this coming school year is safety of their sons at the parking lot. (just like the survey in this blog)

from the ateneo website, i have also read the homily delivered by the jesuits during the masses for amiel. in there they mentioned how the whole community was touched by the death of amiel and how what happened has affected parents in the school.

there is a huge disconnect in what has been said to what they are now doing at the parking lots. implementing “penny changes” in the school parking lot is inconsistent with what the jesuits said they recognize to be very strong sentiments of the parents.

it is hard to understand how one can see penny changes as commensurate or being responsive to such strong emotions displayed by the parents.

one parent commented the jesuits are clueless and that they will probably not act on this. i agree with that comment.

comment posted here: http://tinyurl.com/pychoh


  1. stephen
    May 9, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    I wonder how the alcantaras are reacting to this?

    It wasn’t my son who died at that parking lot and I feel very bad with the planned “no change” at the parking lot. What more for the alcantaras?

    • doorkn0b
      May 10, 2009 at 12:20 am

      nabasa ko sa newspapers na iniisip daw ng mga alcantara idemanda ang ateneo. ewan ko lang kung ano na ang nangyari don.

  2. teresa
    May 11, 2009 at 9:50 am

    i’m a first time ateneo mom. my husband and i have talked a lot about this – we are both very worried about it. at times, i feel we made the wrong decision in enrolling our son at the the ateneo. not doing anything does not match with the image of ateneo being one of the best.

    we will need to hire a yaya for our son just for this. but it still worries us.

  3. beth
    May 13, 2009 at 11:19 am

    medyo natawa ko sa description – “penny changes”. i have been to the ateneo last week, with what they are doing there, describing the changes as “penny changes” is a very apt description. mahal pa naman ng tuition fee na binayad ko, tapos ang sukli sa kin “penny changes”. is asking for improved safety at the school too much to ask of the school?

  4. highheels
    May 16, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    nagititpad ang ateneo? kala ko ba ang mahal ng tuition dyan, bakit nagtitipid sila? ang mura naman ng buhay sa ateneo!

  5. highheels
    May 16, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    nalulungkot naman ako para sa alcantara pamilya. namatay na yung anak nila tapos ganyan pa ang asal ng ateneo.

    sana ituloy nila ang demanda. buti nga sa ateneo!

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